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Discussion in 'Gamers Hangout' started by jk2447, Feb 28, 2015.

  1. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    I've got a lot of travel on this month so I was looking for a few games to play on my laptop while I'm away, keep me entertained and off the sauce in the hotels kind of thing, and I've come across a few Abandonware sites that have some awesome old school games that can be run on anything. Looking at some of these games however I'm not 100% convinced this is legal. Does anyone know? The likes of Lemmings, Settlers 3, Sim 3000 are there. It would be great if this is legit but if not there's no way I'd download it. Am I best sticking to Steam?
     
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  2. SimonD

    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

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    That or the Microsoft Store.

    Some of the old games may fall under some kind of open license tho.
     
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  3. jk2447

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    I was thinking that mate, possibly the odd title, the software house no longer exists and wasn't bought up but the number of games they have... I mean they're all old but still. I'll swerve it mate, could be riddled with spyware or anything. I'll stick to the names I trust. Thanks.
    My mate told me to a game called Project Zomboid, available on Steam, might give that a whirl although its only in Alpha at the mo, not bought an Alpha game before
     
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  4. Juelz

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    Download a game called zombie Defense, I play it on my phone though I believe its available for PC. its a really good game I get lost in it for a solid two hours sometimes. Also the MS store has some great free games, Also checkout EmuParadise website.
     
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    Thanks mate. I can honestly say I've never been in the MS store so will check it out. I'm a bit bored waiting for the boxing to come on tonight so figured I'd try and line a game or two up for myself. Mrs and kids out tonight :(
     
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  6. SimonD

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    back in the day I would spend hours playing Pirates on the old Amiga, things like Manic Miner and Jet Set Willy from the Spectrum as well.

    I would be tempted to hit up GOG.com for some good old games ;)
     
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    Ah nice one, some of the games on there are on those dodgy sites. Glad I swerved them. I used to love Settlers 1 on the Amiga. I always remember the size of the world would depend on how much RAM you had, good times. Cheers guys, I'll buy something tonight ready for some grueling March travel :(
     
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  8. SimonD

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    Let me know what you go for, I love some good old retro gaming now and again.
     
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    Just watching the Tyson fury fight on boxnation then more on BBC at 11. I seem to recall panzer general being ok. Might get that and a few others case it's crap ha ha
     
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  10. SimonD

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    Have a look at the Microsoft Store mate, they aren't bad in there either
     
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    Wtf just as I wrote that, not sure if you're watching it but wtf ha ha
     
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  12. SimonD

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    What happened?
     
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  13. jk2447

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    I had a quick look earlier, got lost and couldn't navigate it and gave up ha ha
     
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    He's singing elvis now is anyone watching this? Surreal. He is such a nob ha ha
     
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  15. SimonD

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    Its fairly simple Jim, even you can work it :p
     
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  16. jk2447

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    Ha ha I don't know mate my Mrs made a comment today when I couldn't figure something out on our Tv. Something along the lines of since you've become an architect you're really flying aren't you ha ha I had to laugh, I'm falling apart ha ha
     
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  17. SimonD

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    LOL, if that cap fits mate, perhaps you need to go back to hands on :p
     
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    Can you get Sensible Soccer? God I loved that game.
     
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    Mate you totally can I've seen it. What a game. Sensible Soccer and Cannon Fodder are all you need to grow up big and strong!
     
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    Tellin ya mate I miss it terribly. I wish I lived in the good old days where you could design it, put it in then support it.... I don't think that kind of thing exists any more. Perhaps I just need to get a proper lab setup for my fix. I think I'm getting frugal in my old age ha ha so much kit, I'd want to rent it out knowing me ha ha
     
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